Alan Freed

Alan Freed: Hail, Hail, Mr. Rock & Roll

Feb. 10, 2014 by

By John Jackson Alan Freed was born Albert James Freed today (December 15, 1921,) near Johnstown, PA. In 1933 the Freed family moved to Salem, Ohio. In high school, Freed formed a band know as The Sultans of Swing, in

Happy Birthday Jesse Belvin

Happy Birthday Jesse Belvin

Feb. 10, 2014 by

R&B singer Jesse Belvin was born today (December 15th, 1932) in San Antonio Texas. Although Belvin’s name may not be a household one now, he was the author of some of the most famous pop songs in music history. In


BMF: Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five)

Feb. 7, 2014 by

Today’s Birthday Music Facts celebrates the life of Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five), who was born on Nov. 6 1937. Check out these interesting tidbits of information below: 1. Eugene Pitt was lead singer of The Genies, as well as


BMF: Earl “Speedoo” Carroll (The Cadillacs, The Coasters)

Feb. 6, 2014 by

The daily Five@5 celebrates the life of Doo-Wop singer Earl “Speedo” Carroll (The Cadillacs, The Coasters), who was born on Nov. 2 1937. Lets take a look at some facts: 1. Earl “Speedo” Carroll was born in New York City


Male Members of The Platters Beat Prostitution Charges

Dec. 10, 2012 by

The four male members of The Platters were aquitted of prostitution charges today (December 10, 1959). Members of the group were arrested in August in Cincinnati, after police raided their hotel room and found three naked 19-year-old white women and